Hi, I'm Andrew and I’m just a simple 19 year old guy and zoology student that posts random factoids about obscure animals and general animal science/zoology/biology stuff so if you like animals this is the place for you, if you only like cute animals this is not the place for you… Also I can ID any animals you might need identified (just submit them to me).

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Family Callidulidae: An unusual family of moths known as "Old World Butterfly-moths. Callidulids are a family of butterfly like moths which are distributed throughout southeast Asia and Oceania. Callidulids can exhibit both day and night flying behavior and typically hold their wings over thier backs like butterflies. Thier closest relatives are know truly known but they are thought to be close to hook-tip and geometer moths.

Image: L. Shyamal

 

Net Fire Coral (Millepora dichotoma) 

…a species of fire coral (a hydrozoan) that ranges from the Red sea to Samoa and South Africa. M. dichotoma colonies are typically found along exposed portions of upper reef slopes and usually grow against the current. Like their anthozoan ‘relatives’ net fire coral colonies are predators and will feed on passing plankton.

True to its family name the nematocysts of Millepora dichotoma contain a toxin which can cause burn-like wounds on contact.

Classification

Animalia-Cnidaria-Hydrozoa-Capitata-Milleporida-Millepora-M. dichotoma

Images: Photo2222 and Zubi 05

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